Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 25th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 13: Eddie Rosario
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 13: Eddie Rosario
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 13: Eddie Rosario /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 24th, 2017

Welcome to the July 24th edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond. You’ll find the scores and a quick summary of every level of the Minnesota Twins organization and links to any information you need to know to follow the Minnesota Twins here every morning!
We’ll start with the news and notes portions and work our way through each level of the system!

News and Notes

  • Twins acquire Jaime Garcia, Anthony Recker
  • RHP Nick Tepesch traded to Toronto for cash
  • RHP Alan Busenitz recalled to Twins from Rochester
  • RHP Justin Haley returned to Boston Red Sox
  • RHP David Gerics assigned to GCL Twins
  • RHP Joe Rosenstein assigned to GCL Twins

Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Minnesota Twins 4

Bartolo Colon went strong for four innings, but he struggled in the 5th inning. The Twins came back and took a 4-3 lead, but the bullpen gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th and the Dodgers took the game. Colon’s final line was 5 innings thrown, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and no walks, striking out 2. Buddy Boshers and Matt Belisle did throw two perfect innings of relief with 4 combined strikeouts before Taylor Rogers struggled in the 8th. Interestingly, though Rogers gave up 3 runs on 3 hits in the 8th, he also struck out the side.

Eddie Rosario had a huge offensive game, with a home run and two doubles. Jason Castro had a pair of doubles. Joe Mauer had a single and two walks. Robbie Grossman had a single, a walk, and an outfield assist. Zack Granite had a single and a walk. A play at the plate where Robbie Grossman was ruled out took a run away from the Twins and stopped a rally in the top of the 4th inning.

July 25th Probable Starter: Jose Berrios @ Los Angeles Dodgers 9:10PM CT

Indianapolis Indians 4, Rochester Red Wings 1

Rochester out hit the Indians 10-7, but could only manage to push across 1 run on Indianapolis on the night. Nik Turley made the start, going 4 1/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, striking out 3. Alex Wimmers threw 2 perfect innings of relief, striking out 4. ByungHo Park had a home run and two singles. Matt Hague had a double and a single. Engelb Vielma had a double.

July 25th Probable Starter: TBD @ Indianapolis, 6:05PM CT

Chattanooga had the day off

July 25th Probable Starter: Stephen Gonsalves vs. Birmingham,
6:15PM CT

Tampa Yankees 7, Fort Myers Miracle 3

Tampa jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held on after that to defeat the Miracle. Lewis Thorpe made the start, going 3 2/3 innings, allowing 5 runs (3 earned) on 4 hits and 3 walks, striking out 3. Sean Miller had a double and two singles. Brent Rooker had a double and 2 walks. Tanner English had a pair of singles and a stolen base.

July 25th Probable Starter: Cody Stashak @ Lakeland, 5:30PM CT

Lansing Lugnuts 3, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1

Lansing scored all three of their runs in the first inning to take the win on Monday. Anthony Marzi went 7 innings, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits and no walks. Christian Cavaness and Aaron Whitefield each had a single and a walk.

July 25th Probable Starter: Off day

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Elizabethton Twins 15, Pulaski Yankees 4

Elizabethton was already up big on the game before putting up an 8-spot in the 9th inning. Ryley Widell made the start, going 3 2/3 IP, allowing a run on 2 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Moises Gomez followed with 5 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks, striking out 9. Jose Miranda had a home run and three singles. T.J. Dixon had a home run and two singles. Ariel Montesino had a pair of singles and a pair of walks. Wander Javier had a double, two walks, and a stolen base. J.J. Robinson had a home run and a walk. Shane Carrier had a pair of singles. Carson Crites had a double and a walk.

July 25th Probable Starter: TBD @ Pulaski, 6:00PM CT

GCL Orioles 5, GCL Twins 3

The Orioles hopped out to an early lead, and the Twins just couldn’t put up the runs to match. Jordan Balazovic went 5 2/3 innings, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 1. Ricky De La Torre and Darling Cuesto each had two singles and a walk. Kidany Salva had a double and a single.

July 25th Opponent: @ GCL Orioles, 11:00AM CT

DSL Twins 7, DSL Angels 4 (game 1); DSL Twins 4, DSL Angels 0 (game 2)

The Twins swept a double header on Monday. Michael Montero started game 1 and went 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 7. Samuel Vasquez had a home run, a single, and a pair of stolen bases. Estamy Urena and Yeremi De La Cruz each had a home run. Ruben Santana had a double.

The Twins got a shutout in the second game. Osiris German started the game, throwing 1 2/3 innings, allowing just two walks, striking out 1. Francisco Martinez had a double and two walks. Estamy Urena had two singles and a hit by pitch. Yeison Perez had a triple. Felis Reyes had a double. Jesus Feliz had a stolen base.

July 25th Opponent: Off day

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Alex Wimmers, Rochester – 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Hitter: Jose Miranda, Elizabethton – 4-5, 3 runs, home run, 3 RBI

Next: 1987 Twins World Series Profile: Puckett

One Last Thing

The Twins and Dodgers playing brings back memories for some of the 1965 World Series. The Twins jumped out to a 2 games to none lead before the Dodgers took the next 3 games. The Twins won game 6 to force a game 7, but the Dodgers finished out the series with a 2-0 win in game 7.

The Twins offense really struggled, but Harmon Killebrew and Zoilo Versalles each hit .286, Harmon with a .873 OPS and Versalles with a .833 OPS for the series.

Sandy Koufax dominated for the Dodgers in three starts, throwing 24 innings, posting a 0.38 ERA, and striking out 29 hitters.